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Peter the Great : His Life and World (Hardcover) (Robert K. Massie)

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From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie—also available areNicholas and Alexandra and The RomanovsAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. The acclaimed author ofCatherine the Great, Robert K. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend—including his “incognito” travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, his transformation of Russia, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, the robust yet gentle peasant, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, bold, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and power through Peter’s friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life.The Modern Library of the World’s Best BooksPeter the GreatWinner of the Pulitzer Prize“Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”—The New York Times Book ReviewNicholas and Alexandra“A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’sThe Romanovs“Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. The acclaimed author of Catherine the Great, Robert K. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend?including his ?incognito? travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, his transformation of Russia, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, the robust yet gentle peasant, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, bold, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and power through Peter's friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life.
 
The Modern Library of the World's Best Books
 
These Robert K. Massie books are available in Modern Library editions
 
Peter the Great
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
 
?Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.??The New York Times Book Review
 
Nicholas and Alexandra
 
?A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.??Harper's
 
The Romanovs
 
?Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.??Los Angeles Times Book Review

Number of Pages: 1109
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Russia, History
Series Title: Modern Library
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Robert K. Massie
Language: English
Street Date: September 18, 2012
TCIN: 14185584
UPC: 9780679645603
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-5046
$17.00
MSRPReg: $25.00 Save $8.00 (32% off)

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